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Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy

Early childhood settings play an important role in children’s communication, language and literacy development.

This course is designed to support educators to build knowledge and contemporary practice around communication, language and literacy in the early years.

It combines online learning and five book resources and is self-paced so you can learn to suit your own schedule.The course helps educators reflect on and support:

  • Children are Effective Communicators

Find out who this course is for, what is included and how much it costs.

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This course is designed to support educators to build knowledge and contemporary practice around communication, language and literacy in the early years.

It combines online learning and five book resources and is self-paced so you can learn to suit your own schedule.The course helps educators reflect on and support:

  • Children are Effective Communicators

Find out who this course is for, what is included and how much it costs.

Flexible learning at your own pace

Learn to suit your own schedule and team needs. Complete a topic online, then discuss and reflect on it and your practices. Identify aspects for enrichment and then use the support books to build further knowledge.

On completion of the online course, you will be awarded a certificate.

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Online course content

Developed by Kay Margetts, one of Australia’s leading early-learning academics and authors, the course focuses on six topics of early language and literacy learning and development:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Music and language
  • Stories and storytelling
  • Learning about print
  • Sound

Online learning includes videos, photographs, reflective questions and links to the Victorian Department of Education and Training information. It enables educators deepen their understanding about how to foster each child’s language and literacy potential.

Support books

Five leading texts on communication, language and literacy skills in the early years provide insight, information, examples of pedagogy and practice, and reflective tasks. They also provide a long-term resource your team can revisit again and again.

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Who is it for?

The course is specifically designed for educators working in the early childhood education and care sector to build knowledge and contemporary practice around communication, language and literacy in the early years.

It can be used in different ways:

  • as part of in-house professional learning for all educators as a team
  • in small groups
  • individually
  • the support books can be shared with parents/carers and families.

Technology requirements are a digital device, speakers, and internet access.

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What is included?

Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy consists of:

Centres can purchase further sets of support books at an exclusive discounted price – contact us to arrange.

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What is the cost?

Purchase options:

  1. Individual subscription – online professional development course plus one set of five support books: $595 plus GST
  2. Centre subscription – online professional development course plus one set of five support books: $1,100 plus GST
  3. Up to 10 centres across a service provider – online professional development course plus one set of five support books per centre: $7,950 plus GST
  4. Tailored program – online professional development course (centre subscription) plus one set of five support books plus four 30-minute teleconference sessions with a facilitator: $5,100 plus GST

Access to the online course is for 12 months from the date of purchase.

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